Matthew Avery Sutton

Matthew Avery Sutton

Matthew Avery Sutton is the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University. He is the author of American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism (2014), Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right: A Brief History with Documents (2012), and Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America (2007). His articles have appeared in diverse publications, ranging from the Journal of American History to the New York Times, and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. In 2016, he was appointed a Guggenheim Fellow.

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  • Double Crossed: The Missionaries Who Spied for the U.S. During the Second World War
  • Trump and Evangelical America: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Religious Right *
  • Sex and God in the City of the Angels: The Kidnapping of Aimee Semple McPherson and American Culture

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.